There are better Indian restaurants in the Memphis area. I have been to Woodlands twice. On the first occasion, we had the buffet which was all-vegetarian at the time. They had many options, including complimentary dosas, but the food was just not that good. On the second occasion, we ordered Vegetable Samosas, Gobi Manchurian, and Chole Bhature off the menu. And again, the food was not very good. I love the options and variety on the menu, but the food is not flavorful. The Manchurian is supposed to be a light meal, but the fritters were smothered in an overpowering, heavy green onion sauce. The Chana Masala (chole) was crusty and bland, like old leftovers. What's most befuddling is that we asked for spicy food, but there was no spice at all. (Very unusual for Indian cooking, no?) The only good food we had at Woodlands was the samosa and tamarind chutney. Both were excellent. But we will not return. I was disappointed that Woodlands added meat to their menu. I hear they did it because they wanted more customers. The problem was not the vegetarian menu; it was that the food is just not exciting.
If you're looking for truly exquisite Indian food, drive south to Oxford, MS, for Maharaja.Pros: varied menu, lot of veg options, quick service
Cons: bland food, serves meat now